News Update 1/25/19

Lake Placid police and Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies were busy overnight with a burglary at the Bean Armory. Lawmen were called to the Interlake Boulevard address after a witness saw the roll-up door on the building raised during the early morning hours and called police.
Lawmen found a couple suspects, who fled. They gave chase and finally captured the two in the Lake Richard area.
They have been identified as 20-year-old Talique McKenzie and a 17-year-old, whose name has not been released. Both are from Polk County.
The say the two apparently were throwing guns away as they fled. It took them a while, but officers say apparently they have recovered all the firearms.

Family members of two more of the victims in the SunTrust Bank shooting now have stepped forward to reveal their identities. A press conference was held yesterday at the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. The identity of 38-year-old bank employee Ana Pinon-Williams was released by her brother-in-law Tim Williams.
Now, A fourth victim’s name, 31-year-old Jessica Montague, has been released by her husband Maine Montague. He spoke to national news reporters.
In all, there were five victims – all of them women.
Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say there was a sixth person in the bank at the time. Apparently they were in the break room and ran out the back door of the building when they heard shots – then called police. No other information has been released about that individual.

In the wake of Thursday’s tragic shooting incident at the SunTrust bank, A Candlelight Vigil has been organized to pray for, and pay respect to the victims and their families.
The vigil is slated for 6-8pm Sunday evening at Firemans Field in Sebring.

Avon Park city officials say they have cancelled a planned workshop out of respect to the shooting incident in Sebring. The workshp, which had been slatd for tomorrow, was to have discussed a wide array of issues – including the possibility of charter revisions that could give the council additional powers.
The letter says the workshop has been put off “until further notice.”